Frances Graham Patterson Frances Graham Patterson, 88, of Grottoes, passed away, Thursday, July 18, 2013, at Sentara-Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg. Frances was born in Nelson County, Virginia, on May 23, 1925, and was a daughter of the late Edward Graham and Fannie (Brent) Parrish. She retired from Leggett's, and was a member of Mount Horeb Presbyterian Church in Grottoes. Frances was united in marriage on March 21, 1953, to Charles H. Patterson Jr., who preceded her in death on September 16, 1987. She is survived by two sons, Charles Patterson III and wife, Donna, of Grottoes, and Tommy Patterson of Grottoes; a sister, Kathleen P. Edmondson Worsley of Virginia Beach; two grandchildren, Willie Michael and husband, Kris, and Bly Patterson She is preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Louise Pritchford, and Marie Parrish Kidd A graveside service will be conducted 3 p.m. Sunday, July 21, 2013, at Edgewood Cemetery in Grottoes, with the Rev. Sally Robinson officiating. The family will receive friends following the service at Mt. Horeb Church fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Mt Horeb Presbyterian Women, 4517 Rockfish Road Grottoes, VA 24441. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.johnsonfs.com. Johnson Funeral Service of Grottoes is entrusted with arrangements.
This obituary was originally published in the News Virginian.